Disturbing scenes as anti-China riots erupt within the Solomon Islands with protesters BURNING DOWN a police station – as PM proclaims Australia is sending TROOPS
Australia will ship troops to the Solomon Islands because the South Pacific nation descends into chaos following anti-China riots.
The Australian Nationwide Safety Committee held disaster talks on Thursday afternoon after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare requested the Australian Authorities for help.
Scott Morrison introduced 23 Australian Federal Police are already on their manner with an additional 43 defence drive personnel additionally set to make the journey.
‘Our function right here is to supply safety and stability to allow the conventional constitutional processes throughout the Solomon Islands to have the ability to cope with the varied points which have arisen,’ the Prime Minister mentioned.
Protesters for a second day within the capital of Honiara demanding the resignation of Prime Minister demanded the resignation of the Mr Sogavare, voicing their issues about Chinese language affect within the nation.
Outlets and companies in Chinatown have been focused by rioters in addition to authorities buildings and police stations.
An offended mob had been captured on video smashing home windows and hurling projectiles on the Kukum Site visitors Police station earlier than some rioters entered the constructing and set it alight.
Big flames billowed from the constructing earlier than a lone firefighter moved in to try to extinguish the blaze.
Tensions have been simmering within the nationwide of about 700,000 after Mr Sogavare in September 2019 broke of diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favour of Beijing.
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